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Artificial Thymus to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells


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T-cells mature within this gland.

People with some types of cancer are not getting the biological support and help they need from their T cells.

Also, nw adoptive T cell immunotherapy treatments depend on the patient having enough of these cells.

UCLA researchers have created artificial thymic organoids that create T cells from blood stem cells.

Able to produce cancer-specific T cells.

The study was published in the Nature Methods journal.

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Associate project scientist in Crooks’ lab at UCLA.


Assistant Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UCLA.


Scientific journal covering new scientific techniques.


Public land-grant research university